The Nick Park Memorial Tournament
Temple Golf Club: Monday, 29 September 2014
Restricted Ball Stableford Tournament
The competition will be a Stableford (full handicap), played in three balls, with a Shotgun Start at 13.30. The course will be played, as near as possible, from the original Willie Park jnr tees and thus be approximately 5,500 yards in length. Competitors will play with specially manufactured Kingbo restricted distance golf balls and they will receive three balls on arrival (additional ammunition will be available at £4 each!).
A snack lunch will be served from 12.00 and the round will be follow by supper and prize-giving (jacket and tie).
Temple Golf Club address is: Henley Road, Hurley, Nr Maidenhead, SL6 5LH – Telephone 01628 824795. For directions visit www.templegolfclub.co.uk.
Get an entry form for the tournament.
From time to time we shall feature examples of ways in which the Real Golf objectives can be approached. And we begin with a visit to Huntswood Golf Club near Burnham in Buckinghamshire which has attracted large numbers of golfers ever since its inception as a nine-hole course in 1996 and later development to 18 over 77 acres. Club membership or Pay-and-Play fees (as little as £10 on a Monday or Thursday) make it eminently Affordable and the well-managed course (lots of indigenous bent!) with holes of modest length makes it Enjoyable for golfers of every degree of competence – and certainly less Time-consuming. Perhaps the outstanding impression is of the kind of welcome youngsters can enjoy with weekly group tuition (helped by the 13 year-old juniot captain!) enjoyed by about 35 boys and girls. Not only that – there’s also a little four-hole area for their practice. The club has developed strong ties with local schools, too.
Jacklin’s on the ball
Tony Jacklin, CBE, dual Majors winner (The Open and US Open) and former Captain of our Ryder Cup team, has just written a powerful article in Golf Monthly which reflects our own views of the importance of the ball in restoring Real Golf.
For a long time now, many of my compatriots have called for something to be done about the ball… Aerodynamically the ball is now perfect, but the pros are the only ones hitting it up the backside every time so they're all driving 300 yards while amateurs are just hitting it further into trouble … If it was down to me, I'd pull the ball back by 15 per cent … Something should have been done a long time ago and it's got away from the authorities … While I may be hard of hearing, The R&A seems to be deaf to the problem.
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